On Jones Street premieres tonight on a big time episode of Political Connections. Senior Political Reporter Loretta Boniti will give us a more indepth look or behind the scenes look at the legislature and its people each week. She does a great job reporting on a daily basis so we are really excited to see this extended look.

If that wasn’t enough, we have both the Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis in studio! Typically, I like to have a republican and democrat to even out, however with brand new leadership I felt it was important to get the top two leaders in studio as soon as possible. Believe me, we will have plenty of response from democrats through the session. I don’t want to give away all the good stuff but let’s just say Speaker Tillis is very candid. He makes no apologies about the closed door caucus meetings involving lobbyists. He also has some interesting stuff to say about the relationship between GOP leaders and the governor. While there are big philosophical differences, it appears they still plan to try and work together. In fact, there is talk of meeting in person once a week once budget negotiations begin.

Check it out Friday night at 6pm and Sunday at 11am. See you then!